A team of entrepreneurship students on the Team Academy course at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln has won a national competition to build up business contacts.
The six first-year students (Sophie Thomas, Dominique Salsbury, Matthew Potter, Faye Costello and siblings Raif and Jordan Mason) are among the first to study for a degree in Business (Team Entrepreneurship) at BGU.
Teams from the four UK universities which offer a similar Team Academy course competed over 14 days during National Customer Weeks in November 2015 to build up as many customer connections as possible with a view to winning real business from them. Even though this course is in its first year they earned 14 points in total beating all of the other first, second and third-year companies bar one. “Just six weeks into the course our entrepreneurs have already been making money, building a quickly growing business network and impressing everyone they meet,” said Elinor Vettraino the Lincoln programme lead.
Team leader Raif Mason and one other team member will now to travel to one of the other UK Team Academies for a week, where they will be able to develop new networks and collaborate on projects.